The PTC Partner Network Award Program, newly introduced in 2020, is a way for PTC’s community to recognize the contributions of the partner network toward the advancement of digital transformation in PTC’s customer base.
The PTC Partner Network Awards program is our chance to celebrate all the outstanding work happening inside of our Partner ecosystem. There are qualitative and quantitative award categories. The qualitative awards will require self-nominations and will highlight a single partner’s work or, for certain awards, a collaborative effort among multiple partners in the ecosystem. PTC has engaged the premier industry analyst firm, ARC Advisory Group, to evaluate partner nominations and independently review and select winners in these judged awards. Additional awards will also be presented from various performance-based metrics categories that do not require nominations. All awards will be measured on a twelve-month period commencing April 1st.
Winners will receive their awards at our Global Partner Summit on June 15, 2021, and will be highlighted during the June edition of LiveWorx 21, The Limited Series.
The benefits for partners are numerous, but center on visibility and publicity for their skills and expertise, solutions and customer business impact.
All partner types are eligible and encouraged to self-nominate for the qualitative award categories. There will be one winner for each and nomination forms are required. All nomination forms must be submitted by March 31st to be considered.
Most Impact in Digital Transformation at Scale
This category seeks to spotlight projects, solutions, and use cases that have made a significant impact on the way that data is gathered, analyzed, deployed, and delivered to users. PTC solutions that bring terrific value to the end user would be great candidates for this category. Projects where technology has truly transformed the customer’s user experience to deliver transformative solutions should be submitted for this category.
Transformation in Community Impact
These projects include solutions that utilize new, disruptive technologies, or existing technologies that have been deployed in new and innovative ways. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects would be great candidates for this category. Projects where business processes have been truly re-invented to deliver transformative solutions should be submitted for this category.
Teaming (Best Ecosystem Project)
These projects include solutions developed as a result of the PTC partner ecosystem that could not have been done by a single provider. Excellent solutions that were delivered through best of breed partner teams, regardless of partner type or size would be great candidates for this category.
These projects include solutions that utilize the latest, leading edge technologies and innovations, often for the first time. Highly notable projects, regardless of scale, for the overall use of PTC offerings stand alone or in combination with partner offerings would be great candidates for this category. Projects with high levels of visibility where leading edge innovations and technologies are used to deliver transformative solutions should be submitted for this category.
Transformation in Digital Engineering
These projects include solutions that have made a significant impact on usability, productivity, design visualization, and flexibility. Partners that are helping customers use the latest product development, design and engineering tools such as change and configuration management, BOM Management, Product Data Management, generative design, simulation and additive manufacturing that are bringing about a new generation of products. Projects where digital engineering technologies from PTC are being used for the design and manufacturing of transformative products and solutions should be submitted for this category.
Transformation in Connected Products
These projects include solutions that maximize the value chain based on leveraging the data obtained from connected assets. Applications including asset performance management and enhanced customer experience via the IoT would be great candidates for this category. Projects where asset connectivity has truly delivered transformative solutions for value creation for industrial applications should be submitted for this category.
Transformation in Manufacturing Operations
These projects include solutions that use automation equipment supplemented by software tools to reach new levels of productivity, flexibility, agility and profitability. Smart plant and next generation agile production solutions would be great candidates for this category. Projects where software from PTC has been incorporated into existing or new manufacturing applications to achieve superior KPIs should be submitted for this category
Transformation in Workforce Productivity
These projects include the utilization of technologies that help to optimize workforce performance and training, both on site and remote. Applications that help front line workers leverage technology to make them safer and more effective would be great candidates. In addition, projects where productivity tools are guiding and training workforces to achieve new levels of productivity should be submitted for this category.
Transformation in Enterprise PLM (Digital Thread)
These digital thread projects include solutions that associate product data with governance and traceability across the value chain in order to break down barriers in an increasingly model-based process. Partners that are helping customers transition to enterprise-wide PLM as an enabler of agile data driven development should focus on this category. Projects should be summitted where customers have realized/are anticipating significant value and competitive differentiation by implementing end-to-end quality, model-based concurrent engineering and collaboration with the factory, supply chain and other stakeholders as they move to enterprise-wide configuration lifecycle management.
Quantitative Awards Overview
The PTC Partner Network Awards in the performance-based metrics categories will also be announced at the June edition of LiveWorx 21, The Limited Series based on business metrics data recorded by PTC’s partner organization. The Performance-based Metrics Awards will be calculated based on the measurement period of April 1st through March 31st. Some of the categories will award winners on a global scale and some will be awarded to both global and regional partners.
Greatest Number of New Customers
Partner that brings the most new logo customers to PTC, measured by resell or sourced deals within the measurement period.
Eligible Partners: Solution Providers, System Integrators, Technology Partners
Greatest New ACV Bookings
Partner with the most new transactional ACV bookings on existing or new customers, measured by resell or sourced deals within the measurement period.
Eligible Partners: Solution Providers, System Integrator, Technology Partners
Greatest Growth of ACV
Partner with the biggest growth percentage of ACV from starting balance (April 1st) to ending balance (March 31st).
Eligible Partners: Solution Providers
Greatest Segment ARR Growth
Partner with the biggest growth percentage of ARR within the measurement period within a segment: AR, CAD, IoT, OnShape, PLM.
Eligible Partners: Solution Providers
Greatest Number of Resellers
The Value-Added Distributor that signs the most net new resellers within the measurement period.
Eligible Partners: Value-Added Distributors
Greatest Conversion Rate
Partner who converts the largest percentage of their support base within the measurement period.
Eligible Partners: Solution Providers, System Integrators
Greatest Number of Multi-Segment Deals
Partner that has the most multi-segment (AR, CAD, IoT, OnShape, PLM) software deals within the measurement period.
Eligible Partners: Solution Providers, Systems Integrators
Partner Rookie of the Year
Partner with the most new transactional ACV bookings, measured by resell or sourced deals within the measurement period.
Eligible Partners: New Solution Providers, System Integrators, Technology Partners that joined the PTC Partner Network during the measurement period.
Partner of the Year
Based on various qualitative and quantitative criteria within the measurement period.
Eligible Partners: One winner for Solution Provider, System Integrator, Technology
PTC encourages its many outstanding partners to take advantage of this opportunity for PTC to recognize their vital contributions to our success in moving digital transformation forward.
You can listen to an overview of the program from John Gray and Catherine Kniker at this link.